Posted on Saturday, June 9 2012 at 9am
These butterfly place names are one of my favourite card making projects over on our main site (see Get crafting for weddings) & they've inspired me to take a concept & try it on my cards. I happen to have 4 weddings of friends & family coming up this summer, & I love the excuse to get together with everyone on the day almost as much as I love the excuse to reach for my craft stash! I've been inspired by these butterfly designs to come up with a simple card idea which shows off pretty papers, cut into stylish shapes. The goal was that I could create a few of (personalised of course!) for my summer of weddings. Read more...
Here's my (slightly dimly lit!) results of my latest card making quest. This uncluttered card design uses simple shapes and only takes about 20 minutes to put together. I'm quite pleased with how this one's come out so a few duplicate designs may be wending their way through my friends and family's wedding post boxes in the coming months...
The papers are Pebbles Happy Go Lucky and they're absolutely gorgeous - bright & summery & with ditsy prints so they're good for card making (I've learnt my lesson from previous hoarding of scrapbook papers to opt for ones that will scale down on my cards!). The patterns & colours aren't quite shown off to full effect here due to ropey photo quality... apologies - this is a bit of a last minute make so I've taken the pics on iphone in my dimly lit craft cave before the wedding tmrw. I'm a firm believer in adding hand lettering to personalise wedding cards with the couples names & dates, so have added these details along the bottom.
I hope my cousin Ben & his new wife Sue like the results - now all that's left is to pack my wedding outfit & hope for sunshine for them!
I find it hard to start new cards from scratch so often go online for card ideas. This design is inspired by a Love Doves Card design I found by Pomegranate Prints. You can find more wedding card ideas over on The Making Spot.